Definition of news noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//njuːz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//nuːz//
    [uncountable] Radio broadcasting, TV shows
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  1. 1  new information about something that has happened recently What's the latest news? Have you heard the news? Pat's leaving! That's great news. Tell me all your news. Have you had any news of Patrick? Any news on the deal? Messengers brought news that the battle had been lost. Do you want the good news or the bad news first? a piece/bit of news (informal) It's news to me (= I haven't heard it before).
  2. 2  reports of recent events that appear in newspapers or on television or radio national/international news a news story/item/report News of a serious road accident is just coming in. breaking news (= news that is arriving about events that have just happened) She is always in the news. The wedding was front-page news. see also fake news Wordfinderchat show, documentary, drama, game show, news, programme, quiz, reality TV, sitcom, television See related entries: Radio broadcasting
  3. 3  the news a regular television or radio broadcast of the latest news to listen to/watch the news Can you put the news on? I saw it on the news. the nine o’clock news See related entries: Radio broadcasting, TV shows
  4. 4a person, thing or event that is considered to be interesting enough to be reported as news Pop stars are always news.
  5. see also newsy
    Word Originlate Middle English: plural of new, translating Old French noveles or medieval Latin nova ‘new things’. More Like This Uncountable nouns often used wrongly accommodation, advice, chewing gum, feedback, furniture, equipment, information, luggage, news, progress, softwareSee worksheet. Extra examplesAnd now with news from the Games, over to our Olympic correspondent. California’s energy crisis dominated the news. Drug companies tend to bury news of drug failures. Every news channel covered the story. Great news! We’ve bought the house. Have you heard the latest news? He gave his first news briefing since being appointed. He shared his good news with everyone else in the office. He took a moment to digest the unbelievable news. I don’t really have any news to report. I follow food industry news fairly closely. I heard it on the evening news. I heard it on the ten o’clock news. I want to catch up on all your news. I’m not interested in news about celebrities. If you’re a news junkie, you can get updates mailed to you. Is there any news on the car bomb attack? It was a very minor incident and barely made the news. It was front-page news at the time. It was news to me that they were married. It’s the reporter’s job to go out and gather news. Joan came in with the news that a pay rise had been agreed. Mrs Trowsdale will be celebrating the news with her family. News coverage of the fighting was extremely biased. News is coming in of a large fire in central London. News of their engagement was leaked to the press. Our school was mentioned in the news. Programmes were interrupted for a news flash. She ran from office to office, spreading the news. She went completely to pieces at the news of his death. She’s been in the news a lot lately. Some late news has just come in. The actor’s family released news of his death last night. The company refused to confirm the news. The former manager gave his first news conference since being sacked. The good news is that we’ve all been given an extra day’s leave. The news broke while we were away. The news is read by Harriet Daly. The news spread like wildfire. The news was greeted with astonishment. The news was posted on the band’s website. The police had to break the news to the boy’s parents. They are waiting for news of their relatives. We’ve had a bit of good news. You can catch all the latest news on our website. You can get news alerts through your cell phone. a downloadable news digest news of fresh killings Have you heard the news? Pat’s coming home! Here’s a piece of news that may interest you. It’s news to me. She is always in the news. That’s great news. to listen to/​watch the newsIdioms
    be bad news (for somebody/something)
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    to be likely to cause problems Central heating is bad news for indoor plants.
    be good news (for somebody/something)
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    to be likely to be helpful or give an advantage The cut in interest rates is good news for homeowners.
    break the news (to somebody)
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    to be the first to tell somebody some bad news
    (saying) if there were bad news we would hear it, so as we have heard nothing, it is likely that nothing bad has happened
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: news